St Mary’s Primary Gosport raise £154 for the Lent Appeal

Patrick presenting the Thank You certificate.

Patrick presenting the Thank You certificate.

Hello to everyone at St Mary’s primary school Gosport and many thanks for raising the wonderful amount  of £154 for the Lent appeal. Patrick, our school volunteer went along to present the school with a Thank You certificate and attended  the  May procession and mass in honour of Our Lady.

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St Paul’s Primary Portsmouth raise over £170 for the Lent Appeal

Presenting the cheque

Presenting the cheque

Many thanks to St Paul’s Primary for welcoming Patrick and Isobel to their celebration assembly this morning and presenting a cheque for £174.05 for the CAFOD Lent appeal.

Patrick told us” Four members of the School Council told us about the work and talent that went into creating an enormous “Bob” who had just returned to the school having been displayed in the Church throughout the Season of Easter. Scores of “Little Fish” had been made and decorated in a variety of craft skills and techniques. These little fish made up the scales of the Big Fish which reflected the theme of this year’s Lenten Appeal in support of Florence and her community in Zambia.

The decorated fish

The decorated fish

Following the presentation, we were told that fish will be painted on one of the school’s Creation Garden panels as a legacy of their support to Florence and CAFOD and will serve to link their ongoing Corporal Works of Mercy in a quiet, reflective garden. It was a great privilege to be able to thank many parents and guardians as well as the pupils and teachers for their continued support for the work of CAFOD and we asked for their prayers for the communities that are served worldwide”.

The decorated fins

The decorated fins

Many thanks to the children, parents and staff at St Paul’s Primary for your fantastic fundraising for CAFOD.

 

St Thomas More’s Primary Havant raise over £400 for the Lent appeal.

Presenting the cheque to Isobel.

Presenting the cheque to Isobel.

Many thanks to St Thomas More’s primary school Havant for raising an amazing  £422.79 for the CAFOD Lent appeal. Isobel Flynn our CAFOD school volunteer in Havant joined the school for their thanksgiving assembly to receive the cheque.

She told us” St Thomas More’s School embraced the idea of turning “Little Fish into Big Fish” through numerous activities on Lent Fast Day and throughout Lent. They transformed their “Make a Splash” artwork from Lent last year as a legacy of continued support for communities in need, turning them into fish scales for people to buy to raise money for this year’s Lenten appeal, thus delivering their commitment to living out their Corporal Works of Mercy. In addition to making this substantial donation to CAFOD, St Thomas More’s School has enhanced their library and meditation area with two new fish tanks which will provide a calming addition to the area as well as reminding children of the help and benefits fish bring to communities, like those of Florence, who live in Zambia.”

Fish display at St Thomas More

Fish display at St Thomas More

Many thanks to all the children, parents and staff who supported the appeal.

 

Fish display

Fish display